Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2012
in Reviews, Spiritual, Values
The text of Wild Grace was adapted from Max Lucado’s book Grace. Gray boxes behind the text indicate places where new words and stories were added by James Lund specifically for our teen readers.
If you read my review of Grace you know I enjoyed it. I was interested in finding out how Lund adapted Lucado’s book for teens.
Lund expands on Lucado adding, “One dictionary definition of “grace” is “unmerited divine assistance.” Sounds simple enough— God giving us something we don’t deserve. But do we really get grace? And even if we do, does it have anything to do with our lives?”
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Values
Taxes are due this week. Tax preparers prepare tax returns, but what’s a mom to do with her drunk son?
Let me explain.
Desean loved his friends. It’s not that he disliked his family, he just loved to get out of his noisy, cramped apartment to have fun. 1
One night, a Wednesday night, Desean stayed out late.
His mom and sister trusted him, but this was a school night, and he was late. Not only was he late, but he wasn’t answering his cell phone. His sister started to worry, but it wasn’t until Desean’s younger sister called their mom did she even know that he was late.